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Bucks County PreK Counts Consortium Mission Statement

“The Bucks County Pre-K Counts Consortium is a network of the PKC Lead Agencies in Bucks County working collaboratively to sustain and expand high quality Pre-K Counts programing for families and children.  This is accomplished through mutual sharing of information, responding to professional development needs of our staff, following a standardized county-wide PKC Mentoring & Induction program, promoting legislative advocacy, participating in community events, and promoting family engagement.”  


Pennsbury School District Pre-K Counts
Applications for the 2018-2019 PreK Counts program are now available. If you are applying for the 2018-2019 PreK Counts program, you will need to complete the 2018 - 2019 application. 
 
Welcome to The Pennsbury School District Pre-K Counts Website. For more information, please click on the link below. Please note that the Pennsbury School District Pre-K Counts Program is for 3 & 4 year olds that financially qualify. Students must be 4 by September 1, 2018 in order to be age eligible for the 4 year old program during the 2018 - 2019 school year. Students must be 3 by September 1, 2018 in order to be age eligible for the 3 year old program during the 2018 - 2019 school year.
 

Please return your application to the following address:

Walt Disney Elementary School, Attn: Laurie Ruffing, 200 Lakeside Drive, Levittown, PA 19054. For more information, please call 215-949-6868 ext. 20815.

Important Pre-K Counts Documents
Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if my child is accepted into the program for the 2018 - 2019 school year? We received notification on July 3, 2018 that we have received the grant. All families that applied before July 10, 2018 have been notified about their child's application status. If you didn't receive an email, please call the Pennsbury Pre-K Counts program to inquire about your child's application (215-949-6868 ext. 20815).


Is the program a half or full day program? The Pennsbury School District Pre-K Counts program will be a full day program beginning August 27, 2018. The 4 year old program is from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The 3 year old program is from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.


Where is the Pennsbury Pre-K Counts program located? 
The 4 year old classrooms are located within Pennsbury School District. For the 2018 - 2019 school year, the program will be held at Manor Elementary School (401 Penn Valley Road, Levittown), Walt Disney Elementary School (200 Lakeside Drive, Levittown) and Penn Valley Elementary School (180 North Turn Lane, Levittown). The location of the 3 year old program for the 2018 - 2019 school year is at Morrisville YMCA (200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville).
 
Do I have to reside within Pennsbury School District to apply for the Pennsbury Pre-K Counts Program?
No, the Pennsbury School District Pre-K program is open to all residents of Pennsylvania. Students from other local districts are invited to apply.
 
My financial income is over the 300% financial guideline limit amount for my household size. Can I still apply for the Pre-K Counts program?
No, the Pre-K Counts program is a grant funded program provided through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Since this is a grant funded program, which is free of charge to all participants, we must adhere to the guidelines set forth by OCDEL.
 
I am over the income limit, can I pay for my child to attend the program?
No, since this is a grant funded program all students MUST meet the financial guideline requirements.
 
Is transportation provided?
No, transportation is not provided to or from the program. Families are required to provide transportation to and from school each day. 
 
My child receives Early Intervention services through an outside organization. Is my child able to receive these services at school?
Yes, we have several outside agencies that visit children in our Pre-K program and provided early intervention services to them during instructional hours. 
 
What are the hours of the Pennsbury Pre-K Counts program?

The Pennsbury School District Pre-K Counts program will be a full day program starting August 27, 2018. The 4 year old program is from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The 3 year old program is from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.

 
How many students are in each classroom?
All of our classrooms have 16 students with one teacher and a paraprofessional.  
 
What supplies does my child need for the program?
The grant pays for all costs of the program including supplies and meals. Your child should arrive to school with a standard size backpack. All other necessary materials will be provided at no charge.
 
Where do I drop off my child's application?
All applications for the Pennsbury School District 3 & 4 year old program MUST be submitted to Walt Disney Elementary School  Attn: Laurie Ruffing, 200 Lakeside Drive North, Levittown, PA 19054.  
 
Do you provide before or aftercare for the program?
The 4 year old program does not have the capability to provide before or aftercare. Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact local child care programs to choose a before/aftercare program that fits their family's needs. 
Walt Disney Elementary
200 Lakeside Drive
Levittown, PA 19054-3935
Telephone: 215-949-6868
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
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